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About Joao M.

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Irvine, CA

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I am a native Portuguese speaker with many years of experience as a language teacher and as a translator. I offer tutoring in both conversational and formal Portuguese (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, usage) to students of all levels and backgrounds with personalized lessons. These lessons will be fun, geared toward your personal goals and interests, and will always take into account your learning style and pace.

I tutor both private individuals and small groups. We can meet at my studio in Irvine, anywhere in the Irvine/Newport Beach area, or online. My schedule is flexible and includes mornings, evenings and weekends.

If you want to:

- prepare for a trip to Brazil or Portugal,
- become more fluent in order to excel in social or business settings
- brush up on what you have already learned,
- or truly master the Portuguese language,

then I am ready to help you reach your goals by developing a lesson plan that will best suit your needs.

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About Joao
I believe that anyone can learn an instrument and, even more importantly, that everyone can enjoy the process of learning music.

I lived in Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and in Boston before moving to New York. Moving around so much has brought me in contact with all sorts of people and cultures and has allowed me to grow as a musician and a teacher.

My teaching philosophy draws from different traditions: Socratic teaching method, Buddhist techniques of intense focus and self-kindness, Frederich Wieck school of lyrical expression, and the detailed science of Body Mapping.
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I place great emphasis on relaxed technique, ear training, and the use of contemporary repertoire along with classical pieces.

My first degree was in English and French linguistics and literature. I later ded
icated myself to scholarly research and completed a master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam.

Eventually, I decided it was time to do a rigorous program at one of the best music schools in the world so that I could perform and teach music at a high level. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Performance and Film Scoring.

I teach online and normally in my Brooklyn studio. I am currently in Orange County, CA while at University of California - Irvine.

Some of the highlights of my time in New York:

I was awarded an arts grant from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for my performance and composition work.
I was commissioned by the organization MyFace to develop and implement a program for artistic expression through music, movement, and storytelling for children and adults with facial differences.
I worked as an accompanist and music director for shows and dance classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Whatever your goals are with music, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals and aspirations.
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Alex & Jessica August 30, 2018
· Piano · In home
If you're reading this, you are very lucky because you've just found the most amazing music teacher!
Our son has studied piano with Joao for the past four years. He started with Joao when he was six and continues to this day. He loves Joao. Joao is a patient, intuitive and adaptive teacher that provides incredible instruction, in any music genre. He honed in on our son's musical interests early on, making learning piano fun and interesting. We often say, Joao is not just teaching our son piano, he is giving him a music education, introducing him to an array of amazing pieces from different genres. He's a rare talent both as a teacher and musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him. You will too!
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Michael August 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
I studied jazz piano with Joao for over a year. In my time working with him, I learned a tremendous amount. Joao is both an extremely talented musician and a skilled instructor. He clearly cares a great deal about his students and their progress. He was always patient (especially during weeks when my practicing had been slow) and both encouraging and supportive of my efforts to master new concepts in jazz. Joao has an excellent sense for what his students want to accomplish in their musical explorations, and an ability to tailor his lessons to the student’s unique goals. He has an impressive knowledge of both the history of jazz and music theory which makes him an incredible resource for learning about the jazz idiom. Last but not least, Joao was very personable and fun to talk to, and I always a enjoyed working with him. He is an outstanding teacher.
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Margaret August 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
Joao is an amazing piano teacher. I would highly recommend taking lessons with him!
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About Lisa R.

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Elkridge, MD
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I have been speaking Portuguese for 10 years. I have been to Brazil three times and currently work at the Embassy of Brazil using my Portuguese everyday.

Depending on subject I can help with advanced Portuguese.

About Lisa
30 minute in home/travel lessons are available as an introductory rate for the first 5 lessons with prices subject to change based on travel time and cost.

International Scholar looking to help your children, teenagers, or yourself learn Spanish or Portuguese.
M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University with a 3.5 GPA. My degree also makes me well qualified to teach, American History, World History, Social Studies, and Political Science.

My first experience with tutoring was in 2004, when I helped to tutor middle school students learning English as a second language (ESL). I also have a year of experience as a teaching assistant on a study abroad program in Brazil. During the program I taught a basic Portuguese class for the college students and conducted simultaneous translations. I also have 8 years of ex
perience teaching special needs children (autism).

More than three years experience training adults on IT programs such as MS Project and PowerPoint. More than three years experience training event planners in the U.S. Courts.

I currently use Spanish at my work on a daily basis.
I worked at the Embassy of Brazil in D.C. for three years, speaking Portuguese everyday. I have done Portuguese- English, English-Portuguese interpretation for them at events in the U.S. I work full time so am available on weekends and weeknights only.
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Ann November 3, 2017
· Portuguese · In home
We've only had one lesson so far, but Lisa recommended some great books and shows that will improve my Portuguese. She also gauged my level of knowledge and my preferred method of learning.
I'm looking forward to our future lessons.
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James W. May 22, 2015
· Portuguese · Online
It's going great I think
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ruth K. January 13, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Lisa is a wonderful teacher. She always is on time and comes prepared with new lessons each week. She is very in tune with my level of Spanish and provides materials that I can handle and challenge me to grow. I am very pleased with her tutoring. I would recommend her highly as a teacher for anyone.
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About Fernanda P.

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Davis, CA
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I am a Speech Language Pathologist from Brazil and I have been living in Davis - California for 4 years.

My focus is to help students learn portuguese language abilities such as reading comprehension, speaking fluency, listening accuracy, pronunciation, writing style and Brazilian culture.

Book a lesson with me today and find out a nice way to learn a new language!

About Fernanda
I am a native Portuguese speaker with a experience in language development, since I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring Portuguese in USA when I moved to California in 2015 at the International House. It has been a wonderful activity, since I can meet new students from different parts of the world and then we can share more than a simple class.
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About Belen V.

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South Pasadena, CA

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I studied 6 semesters of Portuguese with Brazilian teachers. I love Brazilian Music. We can work with vocabulary, verbs, phrases, pronunciation, grammar, writing, and why not singing songs!

About Belen
I'm a music composer/songwriter originally from Ecuador, who is also a life-long ice figure skater. I graduated with a masters degree from Berklee College of Music Valencia, in the Scoring for Film & TV program. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music back in Ecuador, as well I I studied piano and Portuguese (as part of my love for Brazilian Popular Music).

I'm teaching again because I'd love to contribute with my skills and connect with new people in their learning experience.

Ice skating taught me discipline, patience and perseverance in life. As I my body reached injuries from years of skating, I'm not training anymore, I hope to translate my passion for this sport through teaching and supporting other skaters. All ages welcome!

My love for songwriting and singing is combined with languages. In our language cl
asses we will learn from culture, history and research of the customs of different south American countries. We can also develop project that involve learning songs in Spanish (and/or Portuguese). We can also practice a lot of conversation about your favorite topics!
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Alek P. July 3, 2018
· Film Scoring · In studio
Belen is patient, skilled, and friendly. She makes the class fun and practical. It’s an added bonus that she can explain musical concepts to me in both English and Spanish.
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Finn July 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Our boy Finn is beginning 5th grade and needs to continue practicing his Spanish with a native speaker. Belen was great with him and he's looking forward to his weekly sessions.
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About Daisy F.

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Brookfield, WI
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I am a native Portuguese speaker. I have a bachelor degree in Portuguese and English. I've been working as a tutor in all subjects formthe last 3 years in a public high school. And most important, I love teaching.

About Daisy
I work for a school district for 3 years. I tutor at the same school, and I love what I do. I love my language and I will be happy to teach you how beautiful my language and my country really are.
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Daisy F.

Daisy F.

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About Bruno B.

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Austin, TX
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I have taught Portuguese for two years as part of a structure course for English speakers. Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!

About Bruno
Experienced teacher and performer from Austin, Texas. I am a UT Austin Graduate (BA English with honors, BM Voice Performance with honors; minor in Creative writing), receiving scholarships in both fields. I have taught private voice for 6 years and taught 8th Grade English for 2 years. Currently a freelance voice teacher and performer, singing bossa nova, opera, baroque music, and concert repertoire throughout Texas.
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About Karoline A.

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Orlando, FL
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I’m full Brazilian. I was born in Brazil and lived my whole life there until I was 16 and moved to the United States. I have been back to Brazil every year since I first moved out, and I speak Portuguese on daily bases with my family.

About Karoline
Hi there!!
I’m Karoline Alves currently a Senior at University of Central Florida studying Biomedical Sciences. My main go is to become a physician and assist in the medical field. I have been teaching since high school, and helping others succeed with their language skills is one of my passions. I have been to Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Africa, and several other places which all spoke different languages but my passion for the diversity helped me get through the language barriers and enjoy my visit at the country while learning their languages. I’m from Brazil so my Portuguese is straight out of the country! I know how to fully speak Portuguese and I believe I make it easier/fun to understand the langauage!! If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!! Have a great one!
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About Driely N.

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League City, TX
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Want to learn a little bit of Portuguese? Want to possibly order a meal in the native language the next time you visit Rio? I can definitely help you with that! I’m a native speaker born from Brazil. I am bi-lingual and would love teaching you some basic Portuguese! You will learn how to have basic conversations in Brazilian Portuguese in no time! My curriculum will consist of translation, exercises with correct pronounciation, writing simple sentences and verbal practices with myself! It will be easy and fun! You can learn another language just chilling at home. Let’s get started!

About Driely
Hi there! I am native speaker born in Goiatuba, Brazil. I moved to the U.S. when I was only 3 years old and never stopped speaking Portuguese with my family.

I love to teach and help ones to achieve their goals in whatever it is they’d like to do and I’m looking forward to working with my future students!
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